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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Lawyer reports cases of employers already looking to use COVID-19 as excuse to ‘let workers go’!

The Head of Employment Law at one of the region’s largest independent law firms has reported being approached several times in the past couple of weeks by workers seeking advice about bosses who appear to be using COVID-19 as an excuse to get rid of them.

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Law firm mothballs 50th anniversary celebrations

The coronavirus pandemic has forced one of the region’s largest and longest established law firms to mothball celebration plans to mark 50 years of service to local and wider communities. Safety is far more important than celebrations they say.

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Solicitor warns ‘homemade’ Wills with ‘car bonnet signings’ could be invalid!

Local solicitors have issued a warning following media reports that people fearing the effects of coronavirus are downloading Will forms from the internet and getting them signed on car bonnets.

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Lawyer warns even more support is needed for region’s mental health sufferers in isolation

Leading mental health lawyers have warned that whilst the current lockdown across the region is clearly in the best interests of people’s physical wellbeing, it is also causing additional problems for those with mental health issues.

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Do not let COVID-19 isolation rules deter from challenging local authority decisions about the care of your loved ones warns Mental Health lawyer

Since a Supreme Court judgment in 2014 lawyers have seen a dramatic increase in the number of applications made to the court to challenge authorisations for patients to be sectioned under s21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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Pandemic causes surge in requests for Wills and LPAs

A local law firm has reported a massive increase in the number of people wanting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) drawn up to protect their wishes, their assets and their families in the event that they are faced with a worse-case scenario during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Leading law firm announces qualification of bilingual trainee solicitor

North Wales and Shropshire law firm, GHP Legal, has announced the qualification of another trainee solicitor. GHP Legal, which employs around one hundred staff at its offices in Wrexham, Oswestry, Llangollen and Chirk, is a long-time supporter of the solicitor training programme.

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New solicitor appointed to growing Oswestry Mental Health team

A new solicitor has been appointed to the busy Mental Health department at the Oswestry office of leading regional law firm, GHP Legal. 

Andy Howarth is the latest mental health lawyer to join a highly qualified team of specialists at the firm which is one of very few in the area that has the expertise to deal with the growing number of mental health referrals the country is currently seeing.

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Welsh borders lawyer involved in refurb contract at famous London music venue, Koko, warns of T&C importance after fire tragedy

A lawyer based on the Welsh borders says the fire that earlier this week severely damaged prominent north London music venue, Koko, highlights the importance of having comprehensive terms and conditions in place when working under contract.

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Leading mental health lawyer calls for changes to adolescent referral criteria

A leading mental health lawyer, whose expertise and reputation as a respected authority on Mental Health and Care and Children Law has seen him invited to train and also to speak on TV and radio, has called for a change in the NHS mental health treatment criteria following the release of research data obtained by Pulse, a specialist publication for GPs.

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